Fredrik Jensen Berger

3 January 1760–8 May 1819 (Age 59)
Oslo, Norway

The Life of Fredrik Jensen

When Fredrik Jensen Berger was born on 3 January 1760, in Oslo, Norway, his father, Jens Nielsen, was 26 and his mother, Bodel Christiansdatter, was 22. He married Inger Marie Olsen about 1780, in Oslo, Norway. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 8 May 1819, at the age of 59.

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Fredrik Jensen Berger
Inger Marie Olsen
Marriage: about 1780
Jens Fredricksen
Ole Fredriksen
John Fredriksen Bjorge
Christen Fredriksen
Kirsten Fredricksen
Biel Karine Fredriksen
Andreas Fredriksen
Karen Kristine Fredriksen
Marie Fredriksen

Spouse and Children

about 1780
Oslo, Norway


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World Events (3)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

Age 41

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.
1810 · Vaccinations

Age 50

Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33
1810 · Ole Bull

Age 50

Eminent Norwegian violinist and composer. Renown Norwegian violinist and composer who toured multiple times in the US. Family friend with Edvard Grieg.

Name Meaning

1 German, Dutch, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived in the mountains or hills ( see Berg ). As a Jewish name it is mainly ornamental. It is found as a surname throughout central and eastern Europe, either as a surname of German origin or as a German translation of a topographic name with similar meaning, for example Slovenian Grićar, Hribar , Gorjan or Gorjanc.2 Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farms so named with the plural of Berg ‘mountain’.3 French: occupational name for a shepherd, from Old French bergier (Late Latin berbicarius, from berbex ‘ram’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Friderich Jensen in entry for Andreas Friderichsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Friderich Jensen in entry for Karen Kirstine Friderichsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Friderich Jensen in entry for Marthe Maria Friderichsdatter, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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